Labor News


Underfunding, one-person crews share responsibility for deadly Amtrak crash

"It strains our collective memory to think of a case where we attack a problem by defunding it when we want a positive outcome."


Coal criminal seeks Vegas fun as he delays justice for miners

A notorious former coal company executive is still awaiting trial while the victims, the families of killed miners, await justice before the law.


Rail unions weigh in with more analysis on Amtrak crash

Why was there a one-person train crew and no Positive Train Control system?


Today in history: The 1970 killings at Jackson State College

The Jackson State killings occurred on May 15, 1970, at Jackson State College, a historically Black college.


Teamsters: railroads won't spend money on track maintenance

"U.S. railroads now transport 400,000 tank-car loads of oil yearly, passing through thousands of cities, towns, and communities where we live."


Today in women’s and labor history: Triangle sweatshop fire kills 146

A total of 146 workers - almost all of them immigrant women - were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.


On anniversary of BP blast, judge speaks out for strikers

The former judge who heard the 4,016 cases in the explosion's aftermath is speaking out for the strikers.


Teachers union president protests injustice on Eric Garner case

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten was arrested Dec. 4, in New York City while protesting the lack of justice in the recent police shootings.


Today in labor history: Racists bomb Birmingham church, kill 4 children

The bombing took place two weeks after the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Trumka on 9-11: Honor the victims but help those still suffering

Now more than 30,000 responders are sick and many have died from respiratory diseases and other health problems.

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